Nomadic Weavings from the Collection of William and Inger Ginsberg at the MET

Nomadic weavings on display at the MET The MET will show an exhibition ‘Nomadic Weavings from the Collection of William and Inger Ginsberg’ from 25 September 2017 through 7 May 2018. The location is The Met Fifth Avenue, The Hagop Kevorkian Fund Special Exhibitions Gallery, Floor 2, Gallery 458. The exhibition will highlight 19 distinctly patterned examples of woven bags, accompanied by one pile-woven saddle cover, that lend insight into a way of life practiced in the Middle East for hundreds of years. The gift, which came to The Met in 2015, greatly expands the … Read more


Ikat Textiles of the Indonesian Archipelago

Ikat textiles exhibition in Hong Kong Hong Kong University Museum and Art Gallery holds an ongoing exhibition of Indonesian ikat textiles from the Peter ten Hoopen collection. The exhibition is titled ‘Fibres of Life’. The exhibition opened 15 September 2017 and will run through 26 November 2017 The occasion is celebrated by the publication of Ikat Textiles of the Indonesian Archipelago, a consolidated reference work on the subject, with around 450 pages, 100 in-text illustrations including both contemporary and historic field photography. The book covers several ikat weaving areas that not so far have been discussed … Read more


Azerbaijani Carpets Symposium 17-23 October 2017

Symposium on Azerbaijani Carpets in Baku The Academic Programme for the 5th International Symposium on Azerbaijani Carpets (ISAC Baku), 17-20 October 2017, will cover a broad range of aspects of carpet studies. Not only related to carpets from Azerbaijan like but also comparisons with carpets from other regions, as well as other topics connected to textile arts. Registration is free and open until Monday 9 October 2017. Over 60 speakers and poster session participants are confirmed. A third of these are from Azerbaijan and the remainder from USA, Austria, Israel, Lebanon, Russia, Uzbekistan, Turkey, UK, Italy, … Read more


The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair 2018

London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair 23-28 January 2017 The dates for the annual London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair (LARTA) has been released and the fair will take place 23-28 January 2018. The venue will be on the Mezzanine of Battersea’s Decorative Fair. The organizer and founder of this fair is Aaron Nejad, a leading antique rug dealer from London. LARTA will offer antique oriental rugs and tribal textiles such as suzanis and ikats, berbers and colourful flatweave dhurries; European carpets from French Aubusson to Swedish rya; Brussels tapestries; fibre art and … Read more


Fine antique oriental rugs at Austria Auction Company

Carpet auction at Austria Auction Company Austria Auction Company will hold their next carpet auction “Fine Antique Oriental Rugs VIII” 14 October 2017 at 5pm in Vienna. This antique oriental rugs auction is including the third part of the Azadi Collection and also rugs from private Austrian and Swiss collections. The auction includes 225 lots and among them Caucasian, Turkmen, Persian, Anatolian, East Turkestan rugs and more. Their preview exhibition at Palais Breuner will be open for the public 10-13 October from 11am – 6pm and on the day of the auction 14 October from 11am – 5pm. … Read more


Sartirana Textile Show 2017 will begin in a few days

Sartirana Textile Show begins in a few days The 13th Sartirana Textile Show will begin in a few days. The opening reception and preview will take place Thursday 14 September and the show will run through Sunday 17 September 2017. The venue is La Pila in Sartirana Lomellina. The Pila is an ancient rice mill from the 17th century. Sartirana Textile Show is an important specialised fair for antique rugs and textiles and also a meeting point for dealers and experts on antique rugs. The dealer list includes Anatolian Picker, Anatolian Tappeti, Alberto Boralevi, Carpet Diem, … Read more


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